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Abhinandan Varthaman


Watch: Pakistan journalist interviews man who says he made tea for IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman

February 29, 2020 12:05 pm

The report also featured a cup and saucer that was alleged to be the same one in which Wing Commander Varthaman was served tea. On social media, people mocked the report.

Pakistan Air Force displays Abhinandan Varthaman's mannequin at Karachi museum

November 13, 2019 7:57 am

Varthaman was captured by the Pakistani Army on February 27 after his MiG-21 Bison jet was shot down in a dogfight with Pakistani jets during aerial combat.

Abhinandan Varthaman leads MiG-21 Bison formation at Air Force Day flypast

October 08, 2019 6:41 pm

The loudest cheer came for Varthaman when it was announced that he was leading the Bison formation.

Abhinandan Varthaman's 51 Squadron, which downed Pak F-16, to be awarded unit citation

October 06, 2019 2:51 pm

The number 9 squadron, whose Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft had carried out at the Balakot airstrikes a day before, will also be awarded the citation.

IAF chief hails national leadership for Abhinandan's quick release

September 20, 2019 4:14 pm

36-year-old IAF pilot Abhinandan was captured by the Pakistani Army on February 27 after his MiG-21 Bison jet was shot down in a dogfight with Pakistani jets during aerial combat, a day after the air-strikes on terror camps at Balakot deep inside the neighbouring country.

'Missing that moustache': Twitterati disappointed with Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman's new look

September 02, 2019 7:59 pm

The news quickly went viral when various pictures of Varthaman gearing up to fly the last sortie in MiG-21 fighter aircraft along with Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa.

These 3 things made IAF chief Dhanoa's last sortie with Wg Cdr Abhinandan special

September 02, 2019 4:43 pm

Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa: "We have got two things in common -- both of us ejected (laughs); second, we both fought Pakistan. I fought during the Kargil war and Abhinandhan after the Balakot airstrike."

Pakistan to give top military awards to two pilots for downing Indian jet

August 15, 2019 1:39 pm

Wing Commander Muhammad Nouman Ali, who downed an Indian Air Force jet piloted by Abhinandan Varthaman on February 27, will be conferred with Sitar-e-Jurat while Squadron Leader Hassan Mahmood Siddiqui will be awarded with Tamgha-e-Shujaat.

Vir Chakra for Abhinandan, J&K cops lead list of states

August 15, 2019 4:25 am

Of the 180 gallantry awards announced by the government for Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) on the eve of Independence Day, 114 have gone to personnel deployed in the Kashmir Valley. Among state forces, J&K Police top the list with 62 medals.

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman to be conferred with Vir Chakra on Independence Day

August 14, 2019 12:35 pm

Abhinandan Varthaman, who became the face of a tense military confrontation between India and Pakistan, will be conferred with the award on Independence Day.


IAF Chief B S Dhanoa flies MiG-21 sortie with Wg Cdr Abhinandan Varthaman

September 03, 2019 8:15 am

Days before his retirement from the Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa Monday undertook his last fighter sortie on a MiG-21 aircraft with Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman at the Pathankot airbase in Punjab.

IAF Wing commander Abhinandan returns; first photos

March 04, 2019 6:45 am

IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was handed over to Indian officials at the Wagah border in Punjab. Abhinandan's parents — his father, an IAF veteran — had traveled to Amritsar from Chennai this morning to receive him on arrival